Tip Sheets Provide Information about Disabilities and Conditions to Help Leaders in the Physical Activity, Recreation and Sport Sectors Be Inclusive
Research Suggests that Canadians with Disabilities are Less Likely to Meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. There are many contributing reasons why people with disabilities seldom achieve the Guidelines, including: economic disparity; lack of access to transportation to get to programs and facilities; feelings of intimidation; and fewer programs, services and qualified staff. Physical activity is an important part of daily life for individuals with disabilities, as being active contributes to physical and mental health benefits, self-empowerment and social connectedness.
The following tip sheets provide information about a number of disabilities and conditions to help physical activity, recreation and sport leaders better serve people with disabilities in their programs.